With point guard T.J. Ford falling out of favor in Indiana, A.J. Price has seen an increase in playing time. The Amityville high school grad had 16 points on 5-for-11 from the field, hit two three-pointers, had two assists, one rebound and one block in 22:44 of playing time last night. Earl Watson has started at point guard for the Pacers, but Price has played at least 21 minutes in four of the last five games giving him some value in deeper leagues. He scored 23 points on Saturday. He is averaging just over 13 points and more than three assists the last five games. He is averaging 10 shots per game in that span, so he's played more like a shooting guard than a point as he hasn't handed out too many assists. Ford hasn't played in six consecutive games.

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